The blog post above and the comments have said as much about teaching as about writing. If you reflect upon them, you will begin to understand how complex teaching is and how unfair teachers are treated. Is every teacher an effective teacher of writing. No. But some are and many more could be if given the support and time to learn deeply about writing. But we are in an era where that does not happen in many school districts. I teach those who coach teachers to improve their writing instruction. If you would like to know about how hard this work is and how many obstacles arise, write to me.
In order to better address and understand the risk of complex environmental problems such as climate change, new interdisciplinary models of risk perception have been developed in recent years. For example, Helgeson, van der Linden and Chabay (2012) and Sander van der Linden (2015) present a five factor model, where public risk perceptions of climate change are considered to be multidimensional, resulting from a combination of (1) cognitive, (2) emotional, (3) subconscious, (4) socio-cultural and (5) individual factors.   The model integrates insights from behavioral economics, cognitive psychology, cultural anthropology, the psychometric paradigm as well as the heuristics and biases approach.
A second way to simulate the drive for progress is to create an environment that encourages people to experiment and learn—to try a lot of stuff and keep what works. 3M began life as a failed mine and could not pay its first president a salary for 11 years. Yet it grew into one of the most innovative companies in history, eventually branching into more than 60,000 new products. In contrast, Norton (3Ms comparison in our study) began life with a revolutionary new grinding wheel that propelled the company to spectacular early growth. Yet Norton became a stodgy old-line company, with no reputation for sustained innovation. 3Ms clock builders created an environment where people were encouraged to try just about anything, and were given 15% of their time to do so. Our company has, indeed, stumbled onto some of its new products," an early CEO once noted. "But never forget that you can stumble only if you're moving." Norton, on the other hand, stifled experimentation and discouraged people from working on anything but grinding wheels. "You could work on anything you wanted as long as it was round and had a hole in it," recalled one Norton research scientist.